Allison J. Foley from Indiana University, candidate for the Bioarchaeology Director position at the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, will present on "The Future of Bioarchaeology--Balancing Cultural Sensitivity and Scientific Inquiry."
Allison Foley is a graduate of Grinnell College (2001) and earned a MSc. from the University of Edinburgh (2004). Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University where in September she is expecting to defend her dissertation research on paleopathological trauma in a prehistoric population from the Morton Site in Illinois. Ms. Foley has five years experience at the Indiana University Human Osteology Lab where she worked extensively with North American collections developing skills in osteology, paleopathology, mortuary analysis, archaeological ethics (including NAGPRA legislation), and dental analysis as well as additional training in archaeology and biological anthropology. During the last four years she has been working as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University's South Bend campus; she also has teaching experience at Skidmore College and IU's Bloomington campus. Ms. Foley is professionally active in research conferences, collaborative work, and research-oriented social media and has a series of publications forthcoming covering a range of topics from Maya dental modification to a discussion of disability and social identity.